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New food guide goes nuts for veggies
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New food guide goes nuts for veggies

School bulletin boards and doctors offices used to be painted in the Canada Food Guide’s colours of the rainbow. Eating healthy meant getting daily servings from each of the four food groups. A toddler running around the house needed four daily servings of fruits and vegetables, three of grain products, two of milk and alternatives...

Boost to autism funding still excludes most school-aged kids
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Boost to autism funding still excludes most school-aged kids

Wednesday’s provincial budget announcement saw an increase for autism individualized funding for children six-years-old and under. In the 2018-19 budget, the province announced each child diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) who meets the age requirement would receive $4,000. This year, it is increased to $6,000. While some considered the boost a positive enhancement, one...

Chronic wasting disease posing potential threat to humans
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Chronic wasting disease posing potential threat to humans

It’s commonly referred to as the ‘zombie deer disease.’ Chronic wasting disease (CWD), which is always fatal in cervids like deer, moose, elk and caribou, is increasing in Saskatchewan—and research is warning about its potential threat to humans who consume infected meat. The contagious disease is similar to mad cow, scrapie in sheep and Creutzfeldt-Jakob...

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22-year-old entrepreneur brings sparkle to Regina

A young entrepreneur is taking advantage of a must-have fashion trend: sparkly jewelry. At just 22-years-old, Jasmine Gemmell has not only opened a store for her jewelry business, Bellezza Moda, but is also distributing her products across Western Canada. She offers piercings and eyelash extensions along with products like earrings, necklaces, bracelets and even vintage...

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Deadly disease, costly cure

If it wasn’t for the wheelchair, you wouldn’t know the blonde-haired woman with the big smile is facing life or death. Twenty-three year-old Shailynn Taylor from Moose Jaw has Type II Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) which, in its severest form, kills most before their second birthdays. One in every 6,000 Canadians are diagnosed with the...

Professor says organic food is “economic discrimination”
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Professor says organic food is “economic discrimination”

Eating organic food is usually a choice, but not for those who can’t afford it. Sylvain Charlebois is a professor in food distribution and policy at Dalhousie University in Halifax. He says on average, if consumers are buying from grocery stores, organic food costs about 17-20 per cent more than conventional food. Because of the...

Success with Nutrient Management
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Success with Nutrient Management

A Saskatchewan farmer and food advocate is encouraging farmers to use nutrient management to increase productivity and reduce environmental impact. Clinton Monchuk farms near Lanigan and is also the Executive Director of Farm and Food Care Saskatchewan. He said nutrient management starts with knowing which nutrients and how much of those nutrients a specific crop needs...

Ogema’s historic firewall still stands
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Ogema’s historic firewall still stands

Around 8’oclock in the morning on Wednesday, January 27, 1915, D.R. Rowatt tipped a gasoline lamp near a burning stove in his butcher shop. A fire immediately commenced, and spread across the east side of Ogema, Saskatchewan. Fireman raced to fight the raging fire. With temperatures as low as minus 54 degrees, their fire extinguisher...